The tale of the name Arthe begins with a family who lived in the barony of Airth in Stirlingshire. "The Gaelic term ard, or ardhé, signifying a hill, is supposed to have given the name to this place, in which the eminence called the Hill of Airth is a conspicuous feature, and forms a striking contrast to the level district by which it is surrounded." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early Origins of the Arthe family
The surname Arthe was first found in the county of Stirling
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Sruighlea), a former county in central Scotland
, which now makes up parts of the Council Areas of East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire
, where they were long settled in the barony of Airth near Larbert, Stirlingshire.
Early History of the Arthe family
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Arthe Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Arthe has been spelled Airth, Airthe, Arthe, D'Arthe, Dearthe, D'Airth, Dairth(e), Erth, D'Erth and many more.
Early Notables of the Arthe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arthe family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Arthe: John Arth who arrived in Philadelphia in 1740.